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Dozens of swimmers are slashed by FISH at a popular lake in Sydney - as mother whose daughter was attacked says children could drown as a result

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An eel-tailed catfish has been terrorising swimmers at a popular Sydney lake with children almost drowning as a result of their injuries. Parents who visited Lake Parramatta in the city's west are begging the local council to re-zone the swimming area away from the dangerous fish.  Jade Elizabeth Birks, 30, took to Facebook over the weekend to warn swimmers about the dangers in the water. 'FYI at Paramatta Lake there is an eel-tailed catfish biting everyone!' she wrote on Friday. While the native fish looks harmless, during breeding season the males will do whatever they can to protect their nest. Parents who frequent Lake Parramatta in Sydney's west are begging the local council to re-zone the swimming area so children aren't put at risk from the eel-tailed catfish While the native fish look harmless, during breeding season the male fish will do whatever they can to protect their nest As a result they pitch its fins and spines, rushing past victims at high speed a

Will the lockdown continue and what will reopen when it finally ends? As Boris Johnson plans a NEW system of tiered Covid-19 restrictions next month, we answer the most pressing questions

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Will the lockdown continue? No. Boris Johnson will confirm today the lockdown will end on December 2. It will be replaced by a system of regional restrictions in three tiers. Will the tiers be the same as before? No. The Government will revert to a three-tier system, but Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it will be ‘tougher’ than before the lockdown. What were the tiers before? Three tiers of restrictions operated in England. Tier One contained only national restrictions like the 10pm curfew and Rule of Six, under which gatherings of more than six people are illegal unless they are all from the same household or bubble.  In Tier One pubs will be allowed to remain open until 11pm, in Tier Two the curfew of 10pm still stands, while in Tier Three you can't go to the pub at all Gyms are expected to reopen across all three tiers  The decision will depend on a range of factors, including the number of Covid cases, local NHS capacity and the local R-number – the rate at which the virus is sprea

Tyler Perry's Thanksgiving giveaway causes havoc in Atlanta as thousands wait 16 HOURS in line of cars stretching 12 miles to claim one of the 5,000 free food parcels that ran out in two hours

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Atlanta's roads were snarled with traffic on Sunday as people waited for up to 16 hours in their cars to claim a free box of Thanksgiving food donated by billionaire actor and film studio owner Tyler Perry. Perry, 51, was donating boxes full of supplies for the holiday to those in need, along with gift cards, Fox 5 in Atlanta reported. Inside the boxes were cans of food and cranberry sauce, boxes of corn muffin mix, and a voucher for $25.  The food ran out by 10am, and those who missed out on the 5,000 boxes, but were able to make it to the front of the line by midday, were given a $50 voucher.  The Medea star, the first African American to own a film studio, found there was no shortage of those looking for extra help amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Giving back: Tyler Perry, 51, showed off his generous spirit on Sunday as he offered free Thanksgiving meal supplies to 5,000 families in Atlanta; pictured in 2018 Thousands waited in line for the free food packages donated by th

Nine soldiers take their own lives in just three weeks - as fallout continues from bombshell report exposing 'war crimes' in Afghanistan

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Nine Australian soldiers have taken their own lives in just three weeks amid the release of a damning report into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.  The four-year inquiry uncovered a 'shameful record' of unlawful killings which took place outside the 'heat of battle'. A redacted version of the report was released on Thursday after weeks of discussion about its contents, and sparked fierce global condemnation. In just the past three weeks, one female and eight male soldiers - aged in their early 20s to 50s - have taken their own lives. Afghanistan war veteran Private Shane Holt, from Brisbane, took his own life on November 16 Mr Holt (pictured in battle) is survived by his partner and three-year-old son So many soldiers taking their own lives in such a short space of time is believed to be unprecedented in recent Australian military history. It is believed the stress of the inquiry - which uncovered evidence of 39 murders by Australian Special Forces - played a part in

Former NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne arrives at court with his girlfriend as he prepares to defend two charges of aggravated sexual assault

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Former Australian NRL star Jarryd Hayne and his girlfriend have arrived at court as he prepares to defend rape charges on the first day of his trial. The 32-year-old and his girlfriend Amellia Bonnici were dropped off by car directly outside court doors on Monday morning and swiftly entered the building passed a throng of waiting media.  Crown prosecutor Brian Costello told a jury panel on Monday that Hayne recklessly injured a woman when committing two sex acts on her without her consent at a buck's party weekend. His trial over the September 2018 incident, which resulted in two counts of aggravated sexual assault occasioning actual bodily harm, will be played out in Newcastle District Court after Hayne pleaded not guilty. Hayne and his partner, Amellia Bonnici, arrive at Newcastle District Court on Monday   His trial over the September 2018 incident which resulted in two counts of aggravated sexual assault occasioning actual bodily harm is set to be played out in Newcastle Distri

Police launch murder probe after man is stabbed to death in north-west London as 50-year-old male is arrested

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A murder investigation is under way after a man was stabbed to death in north west London. Police officers, the London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called to Harrow Road in Kensal Green to reports of a stabbing at around 2pm today. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.  A 50-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody, the Metropolitan Police said. A police officer stands outside Kensal Green Cemetery after a fatal stabbing on Harrow Road in Kensal Green at around 2pm today Officers remain at the scene and have cordoned off part of Kensal Green Cemetery as they carry out their investigations. One witness told MyLondon: 'Something happened at Kensal Rise cemetery. Armed police are patrolling the area.'       No further details about the victim have been given and enquiries are on going to trace his next of kin, the force said.  In a statement the Metropolitan Police said:  'Police wer

BBC blew £350,000 of licence-fee payers' cash on unused taxis, train fares and hotel stays in the last five years, figures reveal

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The BBC has been slammed for blowing an eye-watering £350,000 on unused taxis, train fares and hotel stays in the last five years alone, figures have revealed.  The broadcaster spent more than £273,000 on 5,455 train tickets, £64,800 on 600 hotel rooms and £25,000 on 1,631 taxi journeys - all of which were unused by its globetrotting staff. The BBC - which is primary funded by a £157.50 TV licence fee - was unable to get any of the £6,000 it spent per month back as a refund.  Newly-appointed BBC director-general Tim Davie pledged to 'keep a focus on cost reduction' when he took over the role in September. The corporation scrapped free TV licences for all over-75s in August - leaving those who don't receive pension credit forced to pay full price. The BBC (BBC Broadcasting House, pictured) has been slammed for blowing an eye-watering £350,000 on unused taxis, train fares and hotel stays in the last five years alone, figures have revealed  Andrew Allison - the head of campaig

Chris Christie says it's time for Trump to concede as he calls the president's legal team a 'national embarrassment' and calls their conduct 'outrageous'

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a prominent ally of President Donald Trump, said Sunday it was time for him to concede the race to President-elect Joe Biden.  'Yes,' he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's 'This Week' when asked if Trump should concede to Biden to enable the transition process to begin.   'And what's happened here is quite frankly, the conduct of the president's legal team has been a national embarrassment,' Christie said.  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, an ally of President Donald Trump, said Sunday on ABC's 'This Week' that it was time for Trump to concede to President-elect Joe Biden President Donald Trump, photographed Sunday at the White House before leaving for a game of golf, has refused to concede the election to Biden and instead continues to push legal challenges and conspiracy theories about widespread fraud  Christie , seen in the White House briefing room with Trump's personal attorney Rudy

A 15-carat diamond ring, artwork from the 18th century and Danish silverware worth $10,000: Socialite Nina Griscom's incredible collection of personal items is set to be auctioned off by Christie's 11 months after her death

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Christie's is auctioning off artwork, homewares and jewelry owned by late New York City socialite, Nina Griscom.  Griscom died in January from Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age 65, leaving behind a sizable collection of personal items.   Art and decorative objects from Griscom's plush Manhattan apartment will go under the hammer in a series of online sales from December 2-17.  Meanwhile, 35 pieces of jewelry loved and owned by the socialite will be sold at a live auction in the Big Apple, scheduled for December 8.  Included in the collection is a 15.02-carat emerald cut diamond ring which is expected to fetch up to $180,000.  Christie's is auctioning off artwork, homewares and jewelry owned by late New York City socialite, Nina Griscom. She passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease in January at the age 65 Included in the collection is a 15.02-carat emerald cut diamond ring which is expected to fetch up to $180,000 Art and decorative objects from Griscom's plush Manhattan apa